• Fort Mill’s first full-time fireman, Robert Thompson, served under Chief Charles (Junior) Funderburk, a volunteer fireman.
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• According to onlookers, the Fort Mill Christmas Parade was one of the best ever and was enjoyed by many.
• Mrs. Glenn Hannon was chosen to represent Leroy Springs Senior Citizens in the Mrs. South Carolina Pageant.
• Fort Mill’s boys and girls won both ends of a season opening basketball double-header at Indian Land. The boys prevailed 64-58 and the girls took the opener 40-30.
• Fort Mill’s first snowfall of the season and one of the earliest on record, lasted for approximately three hours.
• Duke Power applied for a 23.6 percent rate increase, dealing another blow to the economy of Fort Mill and the area.
• Levi Rushing “Chip” Martin Jr., of Fort Mill was one of 56 cadets named to The Citadel’s elite Summerall Guards.
• Jo Nesbitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Nesbitt of Fort Mill, was a member of the Erskine College women’s basketball team.
• Mrs. Mary Jane Yarborough, who broke her thigh in a fall at her Leonidas Street home, was flown by charter plane to the base hospital at Fort Benning, Ga.
• Among those making the third grade honor roll at Fort Mill Elementary School were: Nita Osborne, Jackie Merritt, Donnie Shaw, Warren Brown, Freddie Blackwelder and Burdette Heemsoth.
• Morrow Bradford, 13, severely injured his hand in a press accident at the Fort Mill Times office.
• A number of Fort Mill High School teachers were in Rock Hill for the second fall meeting of the York County Teachers’ Association.
• About all that remained for completion of the water works system of Fort Mill was to connect the big electric pump in Sprattville with the pipeline to the tank on Ardrey Hill.
• W. M. Carothers was elected Master of Catawba Lodge 56, A.F.M. F.E. Ardrey was elected Senior Warden.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.